Clayton is the hub of the St. Louis Metropolitan area and the seat of St. Louis County.
The Mission of Clayton City Government is to foster a vital, balanced community composed of outstanding neighborhoods, quality businesses, commercial and government centers, premier educational institutions, and a healthy natural environment through an open, accessible and fiscally responsible government.
Clayton is the hub of metropolitan St. Louis and the seat of St. Louis County. With its convenient access to several interstates and major arteries, it is just twelve minutes from Lambert International Airport and downtown St. Louis. The Cross County MetroLink Extension through downtown Clayton further enhances its outstanding quality of life and viability as the region's second downtown.
In addition to having shopping and dining close at hand, a Clayton business address also provides the availability of the County Government Center, which is located in the heart of Clayton's business district.